Japanese TV airs Simon’s docu on apparel industry

July 3, 2015

Japanese TV airs Simon’s docu on apparel industryDirector Kamar Ahmad Simon’s documentary film featuring plight of the apparel workers of the country was screened on the famous Japanese television channel NHK on Monday. The documentary titled Ekti Sutar Jobanbondi narrates inside-out story of the apparel industry of the country through conversations of four individuals directly involved with it. The documentary was made with the grant given by The Asian Pitch, an Read more

Innovative play depicts deviation from glorious past 

July 3, 2015

Innovative play depicts deviation from glorious pastThe deviation from the spirit of 1971 and 1952 has been presented in an experimental production titled Swadeshi Naksha, staged on Wednesday at Dhaka University’s Natmandol. The play was staged by theatre and performance studies department, marking the 94th Dhaka University Day. Directed by a teacher of the department, Rahmat Ali, Swadeshi Naksha incorporates different traditional performing art forms like puthi, Read more

Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sites

July 2, 2015

Govt boosts efforts to protect archaeological sitesAmid criticism of distorting a portion of the historic Lalbagh Fort by the department of archaeology, the government has taken an initiative to demarcate archaeological sites in the country in a bid to protect those from encroachment. The government will also control development work in the buffer zones of these sites, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor told New Age over telephone from Comilla. The minister said Read more

Masud Pathik to make more films on poems

July 2, 2015

Masud Pathik to make more films on poemsAfter winning critical acclaim for Nekabbarer Mohaproyan, a film based on a same-titled poem by Niramlendu Goon, director Masud Pathik is now working on two more films inspired by works of art.
The films are respectively Maya (The Lost Mother), which draws its inspiration from Kamal Chowdhury’s poem Juddha Shishu (War Child) and artist Shahabuddin Ahmed’s painting Read more

Binodini to be staged in US

July 1, 2015

Binodini to be staged in USDhaka Theatre is going to stage a special show of its acclaimed monodrama Binodini at the upcoming North American Bengali Conference in Houston, Texas, USA. The three-day conference, an annual event held in the North American states, will kick off on July 10 and feature social gatherings, class reunions, film screenings, literary readings and performances dealing with Bengali culture. Dhaka Theatre will stage its production on Read more

School students show maturity in arts

February 4, 2015

School students show maturity in artsJudging by their looks, they are still in their teens, some of them have yet to cross the threshold of O Levels, but the level of maturity seen in their paintings and drawings is hardly a testimony to their age or academic credentials.
These young painters – 28 of them, all students of either O Levels or A Levels in different English-medium schools – have put their works on display at the Dhaka Art Centre in Dhanmondi. Titled ‘Colours Read more

Sayeed Ahmad’s death anniv observed

January 26, 2015

Sayeed Ahmad’s death anniv observedNoted playwright-music connoisseur Sayeed Ahmad was recalled with a two-day eventful programme marking his fifth death anniversary at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday and Sunday. Sayeed Ahmad, who died on January 21 in 2010, was a pioneer playwright of the absurd style in the country. His absurd plays like The Thing, Milepost and Survival earned him international recognition. Sayeed Ahmad Read more

Momtazuddin Ahmed felicitated on 80th birthday

January 20, 2015

Momtazuddin Ahmed felicitated on 80th birthdayPeers and followers celebrated 80th birth anniversary of noted playwright-actor professor Momtazuddin Ahmed on Sunday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. They greeted the Ekushey Padak winning playwright with flowers and recalled their memories with the seasoned dramatist. A cultural show that presented songs was also arranged by Momtazuddin Ahmed 80th Janmobarshiki Udzapan Parishad. Read more

Two-day Nat’l Conference of Khelaghar held 

January 19, 2015

Two-day Nat’l Conference of Khelaghar heldTwo-day National Conference of leading children’s organisation Khelaghar was held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday and Sunday. The conference featured discussion sessions and cultural shows conducted by the representatives from different asars (units) of Khelaghar. The concluding day’s programmes featured a discussion session where finance minister Abul Mal Abdul Muhit, Read more

Jamuna: A voice of the voiceless

January 13, 2015

Jamuna- A voice of the voicelessOxford-based theatre troupe Theatre Folks’ Jamuna is a poignant portrayal of a woman’s suffering and struggles during and after the liberation war. Theatre Folks, which consists mainly of expatriate Bangladeshis, staged the play at Natmandal of Dhaka University on Friday and Saturday and at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday and Monday. Earlier the play has duly earned acclaim Read more

Nandimukh Theatre Fest ends today in Chittagong

January 10, 2015

Nandimukh Theatre Fest ends today in ChittagongNine-day Nandimukh South Asia Theatre Festival will end today at Chittagong Shilpakala Academy with a show of Protarok by Indian troupe Rangasram. Chittagong-based theatre troupe Nandimukh has organised the festival marking its 25th founding anniversary. The festival featured nine plays by local, Indian and Nepalese theatre troupes. Nandimukh’s Tobuo Manush and Urnajal, Indian troupe Mangalik’s Manush Bhut, Read more

An evening of sitar at Shilpakala

January 10, 2015

An evening of sitar at ShilpakalaExpatriate Bangladeshi sitarist Alif Laila took audience into the marvels of Indian ragas at a programme on Thursday at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The seasoned artiste presented three ragas of different taste and times and folk dhun at the solo show. Laila was accompanied on tabla by talented Indian artiste Anubrata Chatterjee. Laila, who is also a painter, had her watercolour paintings presented on Read more

Heritages of old Dhaka depicted through art

January 4, 2015

Heritages of old Dhaka depicted through artBritto Art Trust organised an innovative exhibition to create awareness about the decaying heritage of the Old Dhaka City on Friday. A group of 40 artistes selected 16 sites and set up artworks in group and also in solo at the exhibition titled One Square Mile. Starting from Bahadur Shah Park, the artworks were set up deeper inside the old town comprising an area of one square mile and covering localities including Patuatuli, Bulbul Academy Read more

Vibrant celebrations at Ramna Poush Mela

January 4, 2015

Vibrant celebrations at Ramna Poush MelaA three-day Poush Mela celebrating the spirit Poush, the ninth month on Bengali calendar, is going on amid festivity at the Ramna Batamul in Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital. Poush Mela Udzapan Parishad organised the fair, which began on Friday, featuring a number of pitha stalls, discussion session and cultural programmes. Various artistes have been entertaining the audience with their performances to mark the Read more

Fourth Kibria Print Fair at DAC

January 3, 2015

Fourth Kibria Print Fair at DACFourth Kibria Print Fair, the biggest of its kind, kicked off on Thursday at Dhaka Art Centre with hundreds of prints on display, attracting a multitude of eager visitors. The fair was inaugurated by cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor in presence of cultural personality Ramendu Majumder, artist Rafiqun Nabi, artist Abul Barq Alvi, artist Nisar Hossain. The ongoing Kibria fair is larger in scope and participation than the previous Read more

Biren Shome’s date with Panam Nagar

December 31, 2014

Biren Shome’s date with Panam NagarSenior artist Biren Shome has brought the old, forsaken city known as Panam Nagar on his canvasses for his ongoing solo at Shilpangan Gallery. The artist, in his signature watercolour paintings and charcoal and pen drawings, has given life to this decaying city at the exhibition titled Date Down Memory Lane. The artist has brought the landscape and niceties of the buildings of the once affluent city in his watercolour paintings, Read more

Museum displays 100 artworks of Shilpacharya

December 29, 2014

Zainul Abedin’s Birth Centenary
Museum displays 100 artworks of Shilpacharya
Museum displays 100 artworks of ShilpacharyaThe opportunity to see the most celebrated original works of shilpacharya Zainul Abedin under a single roof does not present itself every day. Bangladesh National Museum is displaying selected 100 artworks of the master artist from its collection of Zainul’s 807 master pieces as part of the national programme that celebrates the artist’s birth centenary. The three-week exhibition will be inaugurated today by the Read more

Zainul Mela begins at Charukala

December 27, 2014

Zainul Mela begins at CharukalaA colourful, event-packed four-day long Zainul Mela began on the premises of faculty of fine arts of Dhaka University on Friday. The four-day fair features display of artworks by artisans across the country and students of fine arts faculty. The fair also features cultural shows, children art competition, alumni reunion and others. The fair is organised by the faculty as part of its month-long celebration of shilpacharya Zainul Abedin’s birth Read more

Three-day kathak dance festival begins

December 26, 2014

Three-day kathak dance festival beginsA three-day Kathak dance festival began at the Chhayanaut auditorium on Wednesday evening. Prominent and promising artistes, in group and solo, presented dance recitals on the opening day of the festival that is organised by Kathak Nritya Sampradaya. The presentations began with a group dance recital by the artistes of Kathak Nritya Sampradaya (KNS). Led by noted dancer Saju Ahmed, the dancers presented Read more

Children celebrate Christmas

December 26, 2014

Children celebrate Christmas-Children of the city enjoyed programmes on Christmas organised by different city hotels on Thursday, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ amid festivity.
They came with their families and passed a joyful day with Santa Claus and with his friends –Angry Birds, Micky Mouse and Mini Mouse.
Samantha, Zaira, Mahin and many other kids of 3- 15 years old were seen dancing, riding on different rides, Read more

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